• Funder: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  • Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $102,000 per year
  • Length of Project: Up to 3 years
  • Anticipated Number of Awards: Up to 18
  • Cost Sharing/Match Required?: No
  • Application Due Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018


Eligibility is statutorily limited to institutions of higher education.  Public and private colleges and universities may apply, including state universities; private four-year colleges and universities, including those with religious affiliations; community colleges; and minority-serving institutions of higher learning, i.e., Tribal colleges and universities, Historically Black Colleges and Universitites; Hispanic institutions of higher education; or Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander institutions of higher education.

An institution of higher education receiving a grant under this FOA may carry out activites through:

  • College counseling centers;
  • College and university psychological services centers;
  • Mental  health centers;
  • Psychology training clinics; or
  • Institution of higher education supported and evidence-based mental health ans substance use programs.

Current GLS Campus Suicide Prevention grantees who received funding under SM-15-008 or SM-17-003 are not eligible to apply.


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2018 Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention grant program.  The purpose of this program is to develop a comprehensive, collaborative, well-coordinated, and evidence-based approach to: (1) enhance services for all college students, including those at risk for suicide, depression, serious mental illness, and/or substance use disorders that can lead to school failure; (2) prevent mental and substance use disorders; (3) promote help-seeking behavior and reduce stigma; and (4) improve the identification and treatment of at-risk college students so they can successfully complete their studies. It is expected that this program will reduce the adverse consequences of serious mental illness and substance use disorders, including suicidal behavior, substance-related injuries, and school failure.

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